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    DISCUSS Seven-Eleven Opening At 7 A.M. On 7-11-2019

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  2. Oh, No! Tropical Depression 94W Bearing Down On Okinawa!

    Weather Oh, No! Tropical Depression 94W Bearing Down On Okinawa!

    Tropical Depression—a storm categorized with sustained winds equal to or less than 33 knots (64 km/h)—94W is bearing down on Okinawa northwardly at a speed of 50 km/h with it expected to pass the main island of Okinawa by June 27 at 6 a.m., but the brunt of it coming in the earlier morning...
  3. Y-plate And Dump Truck Collide On Route 58 Causing 7 KM Traffic Backup

    News Y-plate And Dump Truck Collide On Route 58 Causing 7 KM Traffic Backup

    URASOE – At approximately 7 a.m. on May 31, an accident involving a Y-plate and dump truck occurred on Route 58 in the Nakanishi area of Urasoe City. According to Urasoe Police officials, a man in the US military driving the Y-plate vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital in a conscious...
  4. US Contractor Arrested On Suspicion Of Causing Fatal Accident

    News US Contractor Arrested On Suspicion Of Causing Fatal Accident

    CHATAN – At approximately 8:10 a.m. on May 26, Nicholas Christenson, 38, a contractor out of Kadena Air Base, was involved in a collision which resulted in the fatality of Isao Toriumi, 39, a motorcyclist at an intersection of Route 58 in Chatan. In a statement to the police, the US civilian...
  5. Orion Beer Releases First Chuhai Flavors

    News Orion Beer Releases First Chuhai Flavors

    Orion Beer has officially entered the chuhai market with its release of the Watta brand. The Watta brand seeks to stay true to Okinawa by employing traditional and local flavors whilst embracing the drinking culture and allowing those that cannot drink beer to indulge in chuhais instead. In...
  6. Golden Week: Ten Day Consecutive Holiday Begins Today

    News Golden Week: Ten Day Consecutive Holiday Begins Today

    Today marks the beginning of the longest Golden Week for the first time in Japan's history which will greatly affect business throughout Okinawa. April 29th and May 3rd to May 6th were already designated as holidays in 2019 to make up Golden Week. These days are Shōwa Day, a day that honors...
  7. Limited Okinawa Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Release

    News Limited Okinawa Coca-Cola Slim Bottle Release

    Though Okinawa is officially in Japan, it's really its own entity. Okinawa's unique culture and distance from the mainland also means it's often forgotten, this especially applies to when regional designs and promotions take place leaving Okinawa out or last on the list. That's why this latest...
  8. Haunted Hotel To Be Demolished

    News Haunted Hotel To Be Demolished

    The hotel goes by many names to Japanese and English speakers alike: The Royal Hotel, Takahara Hotel or Kogen Hotel. More notably, though, it gained the title of being the "haunted hotel" in Okinawa. The unfinished Takahara-Kogen Hotel sits no farther away than 50-meters (55-yards) from the...
  9. Swimming Season Is Here: Manza Beach Public Opening

    News Swimming Season Is Here: Manza Beach Public Opening

    ONNA – Beach season in Okinawa is officially upon us with the opening of ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort's public Manza Beach and accompanying beachside pool. Swimming will be allowed today from 0900 AM but will be briefly put on hold at 1100 AM for the opening ceremony. After which...
  10. 7-Eleven Will Open First Okinawa Store in Itoman

    News 7-Eleven Will Open First Okinawa Store in Itoman

    On February 15th, Kanehide's head office announced that they will soon be opening the first 7-Eleven in Okinawa. The same day, they held a customary ground-breaking ceremony for the store's construction. The 7-Eleven is planned to be in located in what is now the parking lot of Sun Plaza in...
  11. New Team in Town: Yasha Dragons Okinawa

    News New Team in Town: Yasha Dragons Okinawa

    According to Japanese folklore, the Yasha is a female guardian spirit who became reincarnated with great fierceness and power. It is with that same fierceness our dragon boat team, the Yasha Dragons debuts this season. For those unfamiliar with dragon boat, it has a long and rich history...
  12. Todd Christensen Assists in Sunabe Rescue Efforts

    News Todd Christensen Assists in Sunabe Rescue Efforts

    CHATAN – Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and avid surfer, Todd Christensen of Sunabe, 54, spotted several divers in the water along the Sunabe Seawall in distress on Friday, February 9th, 2019 at approximately 11:30 AM. Christensen took notice of an ongoing rescue effort to get people...
  13. Marron Matters: The Series – Introduction

    Marron Matters: The Series – Introduction

    Marron Matters is a series on our blog that follows Marron, our lovable adoptee from Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society (OAARS), and her new family around Okinawa to anywhere willing to accommodate pets or where allowed. My wife, who was already interested in Marron, without showing me...
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